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Breast Surgery as Day Surgery

Thursday 8 Sep 2022


A Joint British Association of Day Surgery & HCUK Virtual Conference

Find out more about virtual attendance

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A wide range of breast procedures can be delivered safely as a day case. When the Department of Health recommended prioritising day case breast surgery in 2007, emphasis was placed on non-oncoplastic procedures. However, innovation by surgical teams since, has successfully applied a day surgery ‘mind-set’ to the management of a growing number of oncoplastic procedures, which can release valuable inpatient resource for women who require postoperative monitoring following complex reconstructive surgeries. Despite these benefits, wide variation in day surgery performance persists nationally, usually, as a result of health professional and nursing misperceptions.

The current Covid-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on hospital services, staff and facilities with hospitals having to redesign, pathways and physical spaces, with recommendations on prioritisation of a range of breast surgical procedures. Re-evaluating current breast surgery pathways by asking the question ‘why is inpatient admission necessary’ can simultaneously address the variation in breast surgery day case rates, which preceded the pandemic and contribute to the  recovery of elective surgery in the NHS.  

Attendance at this conference, which has been produced by the British Association of Day Surgery, will enable delegates to develop a day case management pathway for breast surgery and potential to improve trust management of breast surgical demand and capacity. The basic elements of a day surgery pathway will be presented including the evaluation of the quality of care provided. Specific details of multi-disciplinary care specific to breast surgery management will be presented by acknowledged experts in the field from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the importance of the multi-disciplinary team in successful delivery of day surgery care for these patients.

Attending this conference will enable you to: 

  • Hear about changes identified by the GiRFT breast workstream to help tackle variations in the way breast surgery is currently delivered in the UK
  • Understand how introducing day case breast surgery enhances patient-centred care and strengthens the therapeutic relationship
  • Learn from outstanding practice in day case non-oncoplastic and oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Understand how you can improve day case breast surgery service in your unit
  • Identify key strategies for patient selection
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve and optimise their breast surgery day case service 
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

100% of delegates at the last conference on this subject would recommend the conference to a colleague.


About the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)

The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) is a multi-disciplinary organisation constituted of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, including operating department practitioners, anaesthetic practitioners, perioperative assistants, physiotherapists and hospital managers.  

It is committed to promoting excellence in day surgery via its educational activities, publications and collaborations with other organisations including Getting it Right First Time and The Centre for Perioperative Care.

Membership benefits include free access to our online handbooks, advice sheets, day surgery directories and previous annual conference presentations. Members also receive discounted fees for the BADS Annual Conference and HCUK/BADS virtual conferences and are eligible to apply for the BADS Educational Grant and complimentary membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. They may also submit unlimited publications to the Journal of One Day Surgery without incurring article processing fees

Further information is available from the BADS website www.bads.co.uk
Twitter: @britdaysurgery
LinkedIn: www.linkedIn.com/company/the-british-association-of-day-surgery

Chair and Speakers Include:

Miss Jo Marsden

President of British Association of Day Surgery, Consultant Breast Surgeon (retired)
formally at King’s College Hospital NHS FT

Dr Mary Stocker

Past President, BADS; and Consultant Anaesthetist, Torbay & South Devon Healthcare Trust

Miss Tracey Irvine

Senior Clinical Advisor for The GiRFT Breast Workstream Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS, Schools & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



BADS Members



Trainees (medical, nursing, allied health professionals)



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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